[amsat-bb] Upcoming Scotland/Shetlands trip
John Mock KD6PAG
kd6pag at amsat.org
Wed Jul 30 08:27:33 PDT 2008
I'll be in Scotland from 13 August through 2 September, with 16 August
through 21 August 08 (1200Z) in the Shetland Islands. I'll primarily
be trying to work the eastern Canada and northeastern parts of the US,
and we'll see about Continental passes (as i've had rather disappoiting
results trying to operate from France on two previous occasions). I
will be using an antenna similar in characteristics to an 'Arrow' and
If i've figured this correctly, likely grid squares include IO66, IO75,
IO76, IO77, IO85, IO86 and IP90; and possible grids are IO67, IO78,
IO87, IO88 and IO99. I'll use what is customary in each region, that
is, a four-way exchange with six character grid squares working Europe
and the quicker exchange with four character grids expected in North
America (in order to maximize satellite usage). I may post specifics
to the AMSAT-BB if Internet access is convenient while i'm over there.
Note that i won't be quite as active as on my two recent road trips as
i won't be traveling solo (and have no idea what my western horizons
will look like).
As usual, with North America, i will send out QSL cards after i return
home and get a chance to transcribe all of the passes; you don't need
to send me a card or SASE. Just patience is all that i ask if i already
have your grid square. However, if i have not worked you before, i'd
greatly appreciate it if you would set up a sked to work me at home
(primarily CM88, also CM87; your choice) so i can send you (at least)
two cards. Cards from Europe would be appreciated and you will likely
get my card even if you don't send yours.
I hope to talk to you. 73's and best of luck!
-- KD6PAG (Networking Old-Timer, Satellite QRPer)
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